Jun 29, 2005

LINGUISTICS
The english language's fascinating malleable abilities are alive and well at FMC. Once the Grokster decision was announced on Monday (FINALLY), we rushed to issue a statement in response.

As part of the editing process, this conversation erupted:

Person 1: Let's make sure we have a consistent captilization of Internet and internet. What's the proper usage at this point?

Person 2: I got it. Lower case, BTW.

Person 1: Garner's Modern American Usage says (p. 461) that it should be capitalized. We had it both ways in the doc at one point and I guessed wrong without looking it up -- my fault..

Person 2: Didn't you hear the exciting grammatical news a few months ago? It's lowercase, in the internet reporting media, anyway.

If you're interested in the actual substance: FMC's published statement

3 comments:

nm said...

i keep meaning to tell you that my mom finished making our ipod cozy! i'm going to pick it up this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen Asparagus this BIG
They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.
planting asparagus

Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)